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Fashola unfold 13-points agenda toward Power

POWER, Works and Housing Minister, Mr Babatunde Fashola, yesterday unfolded a 13-point agenda to drive efforts towards enhancing power supply in the country. He said in Abuja during his maiden meeting with power generation, distribution and transmission companies, and other stakeholders that the agenda was drawn up to ensure effective monitoring of the sector. The […]

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N6tn Budget not on Reps’ agenda as House resumes

THE 2016 budget is not on the agenda of the House of Representatives as lawmakers reconvene this week in Abuja from their Christmas and New Year break, Punch learnt on Monday. The lawmakers will resume work on Tuesday (today), but contrary to expectations, the budget will not be on the table this week. Rather, other […]

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N15bn Digitisation Funds: EFCC grills NBC Chief Mba, account workers

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday grilled National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Director-General Emeka Mba and some Account workers over the ongoing investigation of about N15 billion for digitisation process, Nation report. Mba’s invitation followed the earlier raid of the NBC headquarters, which is within the precinct of the Presidential Villa, about two weeks […]

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Metuh file suit, seeks release from detention

The detained National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh, on Monday filed a fundamental rights enforcement suit before a Federal High Court in Lagos, seeking his immediate release from custody. Metuh had since January 5, 2016 been taken into custody by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for questioning for allegedly […]

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‘I would rather starve than refund N400m’ – Metuh

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has declared that the war against corruption has just begun. He stated this Monday during an interactive session with online journalists in Lagos, South-West Nigeria. According to Magu, nothing will be left to chance in bringing corrupt elements to justice, whether the persons […]

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$300m looted funds to return – Switzerland

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has assured Nigerians that negotiations are ongoing with a number of countries on the modalities for the repatriation of some looted funds stashed abroad. The minister stated that the Federal Government had been in touch with Switzerland, which he said, had earlier repatriated $700m to Nigeria. He noted […]

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Ekiti guber election: Army panel submits report

The panel of Inquiry constituted by the Nigerian Army to investigate alleged unprofessional conduct of its officers during the 2014 governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun states yesterday submitted its report to the Chief of Army Staff at the Army Headquarters, Abuja, recommending the compulsory retirement of two officers. Chairman of the Board and General […]

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Bayelsa poll fell below standard -TMG

The Transition Monitoring Group on Monday said the Bayelsa governorship poll fell below the global standards for credible elections. The TMG Chairman, Ibrahim Zikirullahi, who presented its final statement on the election to journalists in Abuja, said the election witnessed widespread cases of ballot box snatching that hindered the counting and announcement of results at […]

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Ondo ex-Speaker abducted in Abuja

A former speaker of the Ondo state House of Assembly, Victor Olabintan, has been reportedly kidnapped in Abuja. Olabintan’s abduction came 48 hours after he declared his intention to vie for the All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship ticket in Ondo State. The Secretary of the Olabintan Campaign Organization, Mr. Gboyega Ajayi, confirmed to journalists on […]

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‘Obey court orders on Dasuki, Kanu’ Falana to FG

Lagos lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has asked the Federal Government to obey the court order granting bail to former National Security Adviser (NSA) Col. Sambo Dasuki and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mr. Nnamdi Kanu. In a statement, entitled: “The orders for the bail of Dasuki and Kanu should be obeyed”, Falana […]

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My victory, a triumph of democracy – Dickson

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Seriake Dickson, who was declared winner of the state governorship election on Sunday, thanked the electorate for their gallantry in ensuring his re-election for another four years, adding that his victory was triumph for democracy. He, however, said there would be no celebration because of the number […]

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EFCC to Falae, Odili, Ladoja: ‘Refund cash or face trial’

All politicians who shared in the allegedly diverted $2.1billion arms cash must return what they got or face trial, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said. A former Military Administrator of Kaduna State, Gen. Lawal Jafaru Isa, has refunded 60 per cent of the money he allegedly collected from the Office of the […]

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